Antonio on the Other Side of the World, Getting Smaller by Malachy Doyle

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Malachy Doyle’s fanciful "small" tale, illustrated in delightful detail by Carll Cneut, will bring smiles to anyone who has ever missed the comforts of home.


When Antonio visits his grandmother on a tiny island on the other side of the world, he has a whale of a time. But there’s one slight problem: he seems to be getting smaller and smaller. Before long, he can’t even throw jam sandwiches to the sea monsters because he’s too small to see over the side of his grandmother’s boat. "You’re missing your mom," notes his granny, who tells him it’s time that he headed for home. So he finds a job on a sailing ship - and then the increasingly small Antonio’s big adventures really begin.
 

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Published August 25, 2003 by Candlewick. 32 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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Little Antonio has a big problem in "Antonio on the Other Side of the World, Getting Smaller," by Malachy Doyle, illustrated by Carll Cneut.

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I'm listing the 10 things I hate most about Great-Granny''), Daddy (''My head feels like a lump of boiled owl'') and the insufferable little Titania and her frilly frocks and her rendition of ''I'm a Little Teapot.'' Anne Fine, a former children's laureate of England, has written several acclaime...

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Cneut's (The Amazing Love Story of Mr. Morf) acrylic paintings present a world filled with circus-like energy and whimsy, which includes lush gardens of junglelike proportions, a train of Victorian-style coaches overloaded with quaintly dressed people, and Antonio's hefty mother herself as she pr...

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